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Early Childhood Play Matters

ISBN: 9781742862859

Author: Shona Bass & Kathy Walker    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Play-based learning has long been a means of facilitating teaching and learning in the early childhood years. The Walker Learning Approach, an Australian-design...


Play-based learning has long been a means of facilitating teaching and learning in the early childhood years. The Walker Learning Approach, an Australian-designed, evidence-based play pedagogy, provides a solid base and foundation for intentional and responsive teaching in the early years. The program’s systems and practices support teams of early childhood educators in a consistent approach that ensures continuity and predictability for children, educators and families. Early Childhood Play Matters provides guidance and many practical ideas on implementing the Walker Learning Approach within early childhood learning practices. Topics include intentional teaching, how to minimise time spent on planning and documentation while producing clinical and professional records, how to set up open-ended play learning experiences to promote skills, how to scaffold with intention and purpose for learning, how to communicate effectively as an educator and how to honour and build relationships with children and families. It also includes organisational ideas and resources, a full-colour section of photographs, templates for planning, assessment and reporting activities, and a bibliography for further reference.


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Pages: 106


Dimensions: 222 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


Tag: Education
$75.00
Pathways to School System Improvement

ISBN: 9781742862484

Author: Michael Gaffney    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

The road to school system improvement can be a rocky one. The nature of schools and school systems makes them very difficult to change. These are complex organi...


The road to school system improvement can be a rocky one. The nature of schools and school systems makes them very difficult to change. These are complex organisations, subject to a range of demands and opportunities from multiple stakeholders – from parents and governments, from local communities and business, from other educational authorities and institutions, and, of course, from their staff and students. Effective educational leaders appreciate this complexity and work with colleagues and others across and beyond their education system to make a positive and meaningful difference. Pathways to School System Improvement is designed for educators with an interest and responsibility for school system improvement. It looks at effective strategies for implementing system improvement and presents approaches for capitalising on the successes and overcoming the shortcomings of initiative-based reforms.


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Pages: 112


Dimensions: 176 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2014


$69.99
Wise Heads, Wise Hearts

ISBN: 9781742863733

Author: Pam Ryan    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Wise Heads, Wise Hears is a collection of conversations with school leaders that uses their experiences to develop leadership models. It presents different pers...


Wise Heads, Wise Hears is a collection of conversations with school leaders that uses their experiences to develop leadership models. It presents different personal experiences of school leadership from multiple countries, and a conceptual model of leadership that draws on those experiences. Written in a clear, accessible style with many points of personal connection, this resource is suitable for teachers beginning their process of leadership development, and those who are already in leadership positions.


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Pages: 133


Dimensions: 156 x 238 mm


Publication Date: 09-08-2016


Tag: Education
$62.00
Leading Learning and Teaching

ISBN: 9781742863641

Author: Stephen Dinham    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

A follow-up to the best-selling How to Get Your School Moving and Improving, author Stephen Dinham's new title brings together essential research and understand...


A follow-up to the best-selling How to Get Your School Moving and Improving, author Stephen Dinham's new title brings together essential research and understandings of how educators can lead teaching and learning. Leading Learning and Teaching is a thorough, comprehensive sourcebook on school improvement and best-practice leadership, including extensive references, case studies and evidence to back up arguments. Written by a recognised and influential expert in the field of education leadership, all school leaders should have access to this vital resource.


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Pages: 362


Dimensions: 178 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 27-07-2016


Tag: Education
$89.99
Teaching and Learning Difficulties 2nd Ed

ISBN: 9781742863771

Author: Peter Westwood    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

The 2nd edition of Peter Westwood's best-selling Teaching and Learning Difficulties addresses recent initiatives around effective teaching, the greater focus on...


The 2nd edition of Peter Westwood's best-selling Teaching and Learning Difficulties addresses recent initiatives around effective teaching, the greater focus on teaching standards, and the increasing importance of teachers' level of expertise and depth of subject knowledge. It presents evidence-based methods for teaching, aligned with the Australian Curriculum, and references the most recent policies, practices and research literature on effective teaching strategies and approaches. Teaching and Learning Difficulties provides guidance on teaching students that encounter difficulties in a number of learning areas, including science, social studies, history, geography and environmental education. Using a cross-curricular perspective, it explores multiple teacher-directed and student-centred instructional approaches for classroom use, highlighting the strengths, weaknesses and specific aspects of each one. It also examines the impact of classroom interactions that influence learning, suggests strategies for reducing learning failure and enhancing students' progress, and presents a 'big picture' perspective on teaching and learning difficulties. In the Learning Difficulties series, Peter Westwood evaluates, summarises and presents research, strategies and best-practice methodologies for working with students that have learning difficulties in particular subject areas. Rigorous yet accessible, the titles in this series provide teachers with the knowledge, data and direction they need to develop their skills and meet student needs.


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Pages: 241


Dimensions: 178 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2016


Tag: Education
$62.00
Numeracy and Learning Difficulties 2nd Ed

ISBN: 9781742863665

Author: Peter Westwood    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

The 2nd edition of Peter Westwood's best-selling Numeracy and Learning Difficulties addresses recent initiatives around the teaching of numeracy, the increased ...


The 2nd edition of Peter Westwood's best-selling Numeracy and Learning Difficulties addresses recent initiatives around the teaching of numeracy, the increased focus on numeracy standards, and international research around numeracy teaching, learning and pedagogy. Drawing on research from the fields of developmental and cognitive psychology, Peter Westwood presents a case for high-quality 'first teaching' to prevent students failing in the initial acquisition of numeracy skills. Numeracy and Learning Difficulties provides guidance on how to develop flexible teaching methods and strategies to improve mathematical skills of students. It discusses common areas of learning difficulty in mathematics and looks at ways teachers can determine gaps in students' knowledge, as well as how to develop curricula and problem-solving strategies to address these gaps. In the Learning Difficulties series, Peter Westwood evaluates, summarises and presents research, strategies and best-practice methodologies for working with students that have learning difficulties in particular subject areas. Rigorous yet accessible, the titles in this series provide teachers with the knowledge, data and direction they need to develop their skills and meet student needs.


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Pages: 166


Dimensions: 176 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2016


Tag: Education
$59.99
Reading and Learning Difficulties 2nd Ed

ISBN: 9781742863658

Author: Peter Westwood    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

The 2nd edition of Peter Westwood's best-selling Reading and Learning Difficulties addresses recent initiatives around the teaching of reading, the value of a p...


The 2nd edition of Peter Westwood's best-selling Reading and Learning Difficulties addresses recent initiatives around the teaching of reading, the value of a phonics-based approach, and international research around literacy teaching, learning and pedagogy. It presents evidence-based methods for teaching reading skills, looks at the increasing role of technology and online learning in literacy and evaluates the success of literacy interventions implemented in Australia and elsewhere. Reading and Learning Difficulties provides guidance on how to develop flexible teaching methods to suit varied ways of learning. By examining the way readers process texts, and identifying the knowledge and skills needed to become a proficient reader, it explains why learning problems can sometimes occur and what can be done to prevent or overcome these difficulties. In his Learning Difficulties series, Peter Westwood evaluates, summarises and presents research, strategies and best-practice methodologies for working with students that have learning difficulties in particular subject areas. Rigorous yet accessible, the titles in this series provide teachers with the knowledge, data and direction they need to develop their skills and meet student needs.


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Pages: 166


Dimensions: 176 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2016


Tag: Education
$62.00
What Teachers Need To Know About Differentiated Instruction

ISBN: 9781742862927

Author: Peter Westwood    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

In order to be most effective, instruction in inclusive classrooms needs to be geared carefully to students’ individual learning rates and levels of ability. ...


In order to be most effective, instruction in inclusive classrooms needs to be geared carefully to students’ individual learning rates and levels of ability. What Teachers Need to Know About Differentiated Instruction presents a concise look at developing and implementing differentiated instruction programs. It provides both general and specific strategies, examines supporting tools and technologies, and focuses on overcoming the challenges of sustaining instruction programs over time and for multiple student cohorts.


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Pages: 112


Dimensions: 154 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2015


Tag: Education
$44.99
Quiet At School

ISBN: 9781742863993

Author: Robert Coplan    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Compared to their more sociable counterparts, shy children are at greater risk for a variety of difficulties in primary school, including internalising problems...


Compared to their more sociable counterparts, shy children are at greater risk for a variety of difficulties in primary school, including internalising problems, difficulties with peer relationships and poorer academic performance. Written by a developmental and an educational psychologist with decades of experience between them, Quiet at School demystifies the latest research on shyness. It offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to everything teachers should know about shy children. Topics covered include how shyness develops in childhood, the unique challenges faced by shy children in school and general strategies and specific techniques for improving shy children's social, emotional and academic functioning at school. Despite an increase in research on shyness, shy children are still not well understood by teachers and other school personnel. Quiet at School offers research-based practices for creating safe and inclusive learning environments that will help shy students thrive. Features: The first book about shy children specifically written for classroom teachers. Best practices that reflect the latest research in educational and developmental psychology. A focus on the importance of positive teacher–child relationships. Case studies and recommendations for understanding and teaching shy children.


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Pages: 130


Dimensions: 155 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2016


Tag: Education
$69.99
Creative Activities in Mathematics Book 1

ISBN: 9781742862385

Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to drill-and practice or skills-based learning, especially within maths, but it can be difficult to source rich...


Problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to drill-and practice or skills-based learning, especially within maths, but it can be difficult to source rich materials that engage an entire class. The Creative Activities in Mathematics series provides a wealth of investigations and open-ended active learning activities, designed to engage students with mathematics and develop their problem solving, collaboration and mathematical skills. Creative Activities in Mathematics: Book 1 - Problem-based maths investigations for lower and middle primary


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Pages: 128


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2015


Tag: Education
$75.00
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